Smith County Weather Report: November 17, 2021

November 17, 2021

by Steve Norris, Smith County Insider Weather Correspondent

After enjoying temperatures in the 70s Wednesday, a strong cold front will bring rain on Thursday and a 25 degree temperature drop on Friday with a high only in the upper 40s. Looks like another rain system will threaten during Thanksgiving week.

The next eclipse of a full moon will greet early risers before dawn on Friday morning (Nov. 19) across North America. You will almost be a total eclipse, about 97%.  The partial eclipse will begin at 1:18 a.m. and reach its peak at 3:02 a.m. The eclipse will end before daylight at 4:47 a.m. 

Looks like it’s going to be an exciting winter to forecast as there are indications that the polar jet stream will drop down occasionally especially in January and early February as winter storms threaten. Spring is already looking unusually warm and stormy so   we will have to deal with that when the time comes. Drop me an email anytime to